The 2012 NBA All-Star Game starting lineups have been released. The game is scheduled for February 26 in Orlando, having been rescued from the lockout scrap heap thanks to a late November labor deal. (The 1999 NBA All-Star
Here's the full Eastern Conference All-Stars starting lineup.
- Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
- Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
- LeBron James, Miami Heat
- Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
- Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Here's the full Western Conference All-Stars starting lineup.
- Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
- Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers
- Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
- Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers
- Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers
The only newcomer to the All-Star Game for either team is Bynum, far and away the leading vote-getter among West centers. Griffin debuted in the All-Star Game as a rookie last season, and the others all have multiple appearances.
Fans began voting for All-Star starters just a few games into the season, and it quickly became clear who would be elected. Coaches will now determine who should be reserves for each conference. Coaches will pick two guards, two forwards, one center and two wild card players. The reserves will be announced on February 9.